The Peace Alliance empowers civic action toward a Culture of Peace.
Who We Are
We are an alliance of organizers and advocates taking the work of peacebuilding from the margins of society into the center of national discourse and policy priorities.
We champion a comprehensive, collaborative approach to peace and peacebuilding.
Our tools include:
Collaboration with citizens and organizations for a greater voice for peace.
By clustering our efforts into five dedicated cornerstones we educate and amplify a broader voice for the peacebuilding movement
Cultivating Personal Peace
Empowering Community Peacebuilding
Teaching Peace in Schools
Humanizing Justice Systems
Fostering International Peace
What We Do
One of the unique things that the Peace Alliance does is to focus not only on doing, and also being. We shift human understanding toward empathy, compassion and connection, thus fostering interdependence among citizens and dialogue toward common ground and peaceful solutions to conflict. This is the only approach that will work.
Our Peace Alliance Council Leads establish what they feel are the clear and direct actions, through education, advocacy and collaboration, to expand and reinforce this shift to compassionate understanding and an expanded culture of peace.
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
We are named after Ella Baker, a brilliant, black hero of the civil rights movement. Following in her footsteps, we organize with Black, Brown, and low-income people to shift resources away from prisons and punishment, and towards opportunities that make our communities safe, healthy, and strong.
Everyone wants to live in a healthy and strong community that they have the opportunity to help shape.
But prisons, policing, and punishment-based approaches make us less safe, and prevent people of color and low-income communities from influencing policies that impact our lives. Communities face struggling schools, family separation, and a lack of opportunities as a direct result of being disproportionately policed and punished.
We must engage in a process of Truth and Reinvestment: telling the truth about the impact of our country’s long history of racial injustice, building the power of those who have been harmed, and engaging them as leaders to reinvest resources in healing our communities.
National Organization for Women California
California NOW is a membership organization committed to institutionalizing intersectional gender equity. Our goals are simple, the path to get there is not.
Empower all women and girls by ensuring they are fully and equally valued at home, at school, at work, in government.
Transform our own movement so no oppression exists internally across any status box society historically used to oppress a class of people.
Our work transgresses over social boundaries and walls built to imprint, reinforce and protect implicit stereotype biases that damage all of us.We are here to make these changes happen, but we can’t do it without you. We’re all in this together, the struggle to free ourselves from the boxes built by an oppressive society, so our children and our children’s children can live in a more just, free, and fair world.
The United State of Women
The United State of Women is a national organization for any woman who sees that we need a different America for all women to survive and thrive — and wants to work collectively to achieve it. USOW amplifies the work of organizations and individuals at the forefront of the fight for women’s equality, and provides tools, access and connections that help women see and step into their power to break down the barriers that hold women back.
We believe people are the creators of change. We believe we are more powerful united as a community than when acting alone. That’s why we bring community members together to build leadership, launch action campaigns, and create a unified voice for South L.A. Together we are transforming our schools, strengthening families and building a thriving community.
Community Coalition works to help transform the social and economic conditions in South LA that foster addiction, crime, violence and poverty by building a community institution that involves thousands in creating, influencing and changing public policy.
BUILDING A WORLD WHERE EVERYONE BELONGS, EVERYONE THRIVES, AND HAS AGENCY OVER THEIR LIVES.
PICO California supports grassroots organizing which enables people of faith to build power to reshape their lives and their communities. Our network of organizations trains leaders and equips them with tools to fight racism and build a more equitable and just society.
PICO California is the largest multi-racial faith-based community-organizing network in the state connecting and leveraging the power of the people to impact broad systemic change. Motivated by various prophetic traditions, we ground our civic action and demands for change in moral and ethical principles. We use a relationship-based organizing model to develop leadership and build capacity for civic engagement in communities throughout California.
Established in 1994, PICO California organizes in 73 cities, 35 school districts, and in more than seventy-five percent of the state's Senate and Assembly districts. We are deeply connected with communities through congregations and religions institutions and we work in coalition across racial, economic, ethnic, and religious lines. We are comprised of 19 non-profit organizations made up of 480 interfaith congregations, schools, and neighborhood institutions representing 450,000 families. We bring our local federations together throughout California to affect meaningful budget and policy change at the state level.
The Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature is an award-winning annual 13-part radio and audio series featuring breakthrough solutions for people and planet.The greatest social and scientific innovators of our time celebrate the genius of nature and human ingenuity. The kaleidoscopic scope covers biomimicry, ecological design, social and racial justice, women’s leadership, ecological medicine, indigenous knowledge, spirituality and psychology. It’s leading-edge, hopeful, charismatic, provocative, timely and timeless – like nothing you’ve heard before.
Feminismn. the policy, practice or advocacy of political, economic, and social equality for women.
The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) was created to develop bold, new strategies and programs to advance women's equality, non-violence, economic development, and, most importantly, empowerment of women and girls in all sectors of society. All programs of the FMF endeavor to include a global perspective and activities to promote leadership development, especially among young women. Along with reproductive rights and access to reproductive technology, the FMF's programs have focused on the empowerment of women in law, business, medicine, academia, sports, and the Internet.
The FMF supports equality for all genders and supports constitutional and statutory measures to gain full equality for women and girls locally, statewide, nationally, and globally.
The FMF supports safe, legal and accessible abortion, contraception, and reproductive and sexual healthcare, including Medicaid funding and access for minors, poor women and girls, and people regardless of immigration status.
The FMF is dedicated to achieving civil rights for all people through affirmative action programs for people of color and women, securing fair housing, ending the school to prison pipeline, establishing full voting rights, and enforcing civil rights laws including Title IX, Title VI, and the ADA.
The FMF supports dismantling the gender and racial inequities within the criminal justice system.
The FMF supports achieving equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and gender-nonconforming people.
The FMF promotes non-violence and works to eliminate all violence against women.
The FMF supports immigrant and refugee rights regardless of legal status or country of origin.
The FMF supports programs directed at combatting climate change, preserving the environment, securing clean air and water, and eliminating smog, hazardous waste, and chemical and nuclear weaponry.
The FMF supports creating inclusive spaces and eliminating social and institutional barriers to access faced by people with disabilities.
The FMF supports workers’ collective bargaining, pay equity, healthcare for all, free public college, and the end of sweatshops.
The FMF promotes increasing access to voting and voter participation for young people, women, and people of color, and opposes gerrymandering and all methods of voter suppression.
The FMF does not permit and actively opposes discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, race, sexual orientation, sexual identity, socio-economic status, religion, ethnicity, age, marital status, national origin, size, or disability.
First, a handful of women came together, and then that handful became hundreds, the hundreds became thousands, and through friends telling friends, MomsRising is now more than a million members strong and growing!
We take on the most critical issues facing women, mothers, and families by educating the public and mobilizing massive grassroots actions to:
Bring the voices and real world experiences of women and mothers straight to our local, state, and nation's leaders;
Amplify women's voices and policy issues in the national dialogue & in the media across all platforms (from print, to radio, to blogs, social media, and more);
Accelerate grassroots impact on Capitol Hill and at state capitols across the country;
Hold corporations accountable for fair treatment of women and mothers & for ensuring the safety of their products.